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  1. Add Unisearch to backtest stop criteria

    Unisearch is a great tool that can be used to finds the best stocks to buy and sell. Unisearch, with a portfolio filter, is a great way to decide when to sell stocks held in your portfolio based on very powerful and complex stop criteria. Enabling Unisearch as a backtest stop criteria would allow users to test the benefit of various "sell criteria"$$$.

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  2. Allow use of Watchlists in Backtester

    I would like to create lists of stocks (watchlists) that I could then use when running Backtests, instead of Backtest selecting from the entire universe of stocks.

    9 votes
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  3. ATR Profit Locker Trailing Stop

    ATR Stops are a great inclusion. So is Profit Locker. What I'd like is an ATR Profit Locker Trailing Stop, where instead of a fixed percentage Target and Stop, I could specify and ATR multiple target and Stop.

    8 votes
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  4. Enable dividend income (with an option to include franking credits) to be added to portfoliio value when doing a backtest

    Enable dividend income ( with or without franking credits ) to be included when backtesting

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  5. AutoTester Only Close Positions Entered during the Opposite Signal

    The AutoTester checkboxes for "Close any position when entering this situation" are not sufficient, when the signal includes a Neutral phase.

    When checked... When the signal transitions Up-Neutral-Up, positions entered on the first Up signal are closed on the second Up signal. This is also a problem, and unrealistic, for Down-Neutral-Down transitions.

    When unchecked... Transitions from Up(Neutral) to Down will not close long positions. Transitions from Down(Neutral) to Up will not close short (or long Contra) positions.

    A more realistic behavior is to close positions which were entered during the opposite signal. When the signal is Up, allow (optional) closure…

    8 votes
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  6. In backtesting, need option to sell at trailing stop price

    At the moment you cannot exit a position at the trailing stop but rather at the close or next days average, which is always higher or lower than the trailing stop. This is not an accurate representation of real life as normally the position would be closed at the trailing stop.

    8 votes
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  7. ability to change color on backtest results

    want to change the color of the % gain/loss, CROR, ARR and other backtest results

    7 votes
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  8. Add logarithmic scaling capability to BackTester graph.

    Backtests run over longer time periods, and graphed on the typical arithmetic scale, do not provide a satisfactorily visualization of the results. Significant moves in the early portion of the graph are "cramped" because the scale range must be increased to show later results.
    Example: Start w/ $100,000. A simple increase of 25% per year over 10 yrs requires an arithmetic range from $100,000 to $1,000,000. A significant increase of 10% ($10,000), early on, is only 10,000/900,000 = 1.1% of the scale -- totally undistinguishable from a visual standpoint. On a log scale the same 10% move from $100,000 to…

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  9. Add Calmar Ratio column to backtester

    Please add a Calmar Ratio column to the backtester. Currently the Calmar Ratio is shown in the situational report.

    7 votes
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  10. Run BackTest with Technical Indicators

    CREATE A BACKTEST ON TECH. INDICATORS EXAMPLE MACD RUN A TEST TO SEE HOW MANY WINNERS IT HAD ON A PARTICULAR STOCK AND TIME PERIOD MAYBE THAT AIN;T THE RIGHT INDICATOR FOR THAT PARTICULAR STOCK MAYBE A RSI WOULD WORK BETTER SO YOU SEE IF THE RSI WOULD WORK OR MAYBE ANOTHER INDICATOR UNTIL YOU FIND WHICH ONE PRODUCES THE BEST RESULTS

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  11. export backtest equity curve to excel

    Backtester currently plots the equity curve, but we need a way to export the same data into Excel so that we can do further analyses in Excel to be able to do more through benchmark analyses as well as to be able to compare across different markets and indices. The data is already available and plotted. We just need to export it to a file -- just like what was already done for "Trade History". Please make this available ASAP. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  12. Monte Carlo Simulator with Unisearch random selection

    Take VV out of the DARK ages with Monte

    Typical Scenario

    Go to cash on a certain "sell" signal (or short) then buy the top x number of stocks from a given Unisearch based on a certain "buy" signal. But obviously, the top 5 stock by RT will be different to the top 5 by CI and so on an so forth, so you do another backtest sorted by CI and other by RT etc. However, one run of a Unisearch mechanic based on picking the top (say) 5 stocks using CI or RT etc may result in a freak…

    6 votes
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  13. Make MTI the underline market trend a Market Timing Signal

    MTI the underline trend indicator is not considered as a market timing signal within the program, and so it can’t be used as a market timing signal for back testing and in a portfolio creation.

    The underline trend would be very useful for back testing and portfolio creation.

    Can this be included as a timing signal?

    5 votes
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  14. Short-list of Best Perforing Searches for Different Market Conditions

    With hundreds searches, newbies & others need a short-list of best performing searches for different market conditions and trading-investing styles. Even with current categories, there are often a myriad of searches and a daunting task for new subscribers and other subscribers to wade through the long list of searches, as well as decipher the cryptic search descriptions.

    VV HQ has both the expertise and back-testing systems to perform tests to find the best performing searches and create a short-list (1-3) searches for different market conditions, as well as styles of trading-investing.

    Our local user group is often asked so what…

    5 votes
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  15. Multi stop criteria in Backtester

    Can we please add the ability to use more than 1 stop criteria in Backtester. For eg, you can select 3 separate stop loss criteria in Backtester and whichever is first triggered on a particular day is the stop loss criteria that would be actioned on a particular stock. Thanks

    5 votes
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  16. Backtester stop criteria doesn't include ProTrader options.

    I just got your ProTrader Add On and so far in my back testing I'm not able to simulate the way I really try to trade. That is, if I buy on a MACD and DPO crossover I might want to stop out of the position on some combination of these ProTrader signals. Is there anything in the works or the pipeline to add such a feature to the Back Tester?

    5 votes
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  17. New RT combo pair strategy to be posted

    I think it's a great idea to run backtests on an RT kicker combo strategy "S&P500 Stop Asc/Contra ETFs", and list this as a model portfolio and include it in the Daily Color Guard discussion. This is important since we are not allowed to short stocks in an IRA account, but are allowed to buy contra ETFs.

    5 votes
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  18. End of Day option

    Add option to use end of day instead of intraday in backtests for replacing stocks

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  19. In automation rules, sell if stock no longer satisfies unisearch criteria

    This would bring the power of unisearch to the backtest automation rules.

    5 votes
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  20. allow the backtest listing data to be copied into spreadsheet or clipboard

    add a button to the backtest list screen that will copy the list and data to the computer clipboard as a table. this will allow it to be imported into an excel file or any other document ie MS word, wordpad, notepad, etc.

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